Public/Private Venture Housing

10 Jun 2020

A note from Mr. Jordan Gillis, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, for tenants in privatized housing: 

The Department of Defense continues to be fully committed to ensuring our Nation's most valued resource - its military service members and their families - have access to safe, quality, and well-maintained homes and communities on DoD installations. As the Department's Chief Housing Officer, I reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that military tenants receive quality housing and fair treatment from the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) projects that operate and maintain privatized housing.

On February 25, 2020, the Secretary of Defense and the Service Secretaries issued the MHPI Tenant Bill of Rights that addressed 15 of the 18 rights set out in the National Defense Authorization Act (NOAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The MHPI Tenant Bill of Rights expressed Do D's commitment to provide the full benefit of the initial 15 rights by May 1, 2020, and to continue our efforts to provide the full benefits of the three remaining rights - access to maintenance history, process of dispute resolution, and withholding of rent until disputes are resolved - as soon as possible.

I am pleased to announce that the first 14 rights in the MHPI Tenant Bill of Rights are fully available to military service members and their families who are tenants of MHPI housing (Tenants) at the vast majority of installations. ...